Blue Mountains Festivals and Events

Your Guide to Events & Festivals in the Blue Mountains

To help you plan your trip to the Blue Mountains we have listed festivals and events throughout the year.

To add a Blue Mountains Event or Festival please email admin@bookbluemountains.com.au

 

Blue Mountains Chocolate Festival

3, 4 & 5 July 2015

All things chocolate - events, tastings and special menus throughout the Blue Mountains. Check their website for latest news.

Blue Mountains Arts Trail

Blue Mountains Arts Trail

18-19 July 2015

The Arts Trail is a free event featuring a collective of local artists who will open their studios to the public, allowing you to explore the rich arts culture the Blue Mountains has to offer. Visitors are encouraged to stroll from studio to studio on their way through the mountains to experience local art first-hand, meet the artists and purchase art from the source.

Blue Mountains - Yulefest Festival

Yulefest in the Blue Mountains

July and August 2015

Every year between June and August the Blue Mountains enjoys Yulefest - when Christmas is celebrated in July. It began when a group of Irish men were staying at the Mountain Heritage Hotel in the 1980s. They were enjoying sitting around the warm log fire while snow was falling outside. They said to their host - "it feels like Christmas at home in Ireland". The host thought it would be a great idea to re-create a festive 'Winter Christmas' atmosphere for his Irish guests - with all the trimmings including falling snow, Christmas feasts of turkey, mince pies and plum puddings with brandy custard - all part of the Yulefest celebrations.

Leura Gardens Festival

Leura Gardens Festival

3-11 October 2015

The Leura Gardens Festival this year invites you to join us in experiencing the magic of spring in the beautiful Upper Blue Mountains of New South Wales.

The 2015 festival will feature 10 wonderful Leura gardens, including two new to the festival, several returning after a break and, of course, several lovely old favourites.

Leura Village Fair

Leura Village Fair

10-11 October 2015

Visit Leura Mall for this annual event. The Leura Mall comes alive with market stalls, art displays, live entertainment, fine food and coffee. See the beautiful cherry blossoms lining the centre of the Mall.

Saturday 9am-4.30pm, Sunday 9am-3.30pm.

Festival of Walking Blue Mountains

Festival of Walking

September - October 2015

If you love walking then you won't want to miss the Blue Mountains Lithgow and Oberon Tourism Festival of Walking. There are a variety of walks during the festival throughout the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage area.

The Festival is a celebration of the beauty of nature, the health and well being benefits of walking, acknowledgement of Aboriginal custodianship and culture and homage to the history, heritage and conservation of the Blue Mountains region.

Rhododendron Festival - Blackheath

Rhododendron Festival - Blackheath

23 October - 30 November 2015

The highlights of this festival are:

  • Campbell Rhododendron Gardens open every day
  • Grand Parade - Clanwilliam Street
  • Retailers Window Displays - Blackheath CBD
  • Combined Churches Festival of Flowers, St Aidan's Anglican Church
  • Memorial Gardens Stall Holder Market